Belleville West advances to state title game
The Belleville West Maroons will be welcomed back to town from their state tournament win with a West Main Street parade Sunday.
The Maroons won the state championship for the first time in the program's 101 seasons, beating the defending IHSA Class 4A champion, Whitney Young, 60-56 in overtime Saturday at Carver Arena in Peoria.
The players and cheerleaders will load a Belleville fire engine at 2 p.m., and follow a route from Signal Hill Elementary School off 95th Street, then east on Main Street and south on 59th Street to the high school. A reception awaits them there with a brief program beginning at about 2:30 p.m.